A number of years in the past, you may be forgiven for not worrying about cloud computing and cloud suppliers, particularly on the enterprise stage. Actually, in your every day life, you may need solely recognized “the cloud” as one thing that allowed you to binge-watch your favourite streaming sequence or enabled speedy response instances in your cellular apps, whether or not you’re in Los Angeles, London, Lima, or Lagos.
These days–whether or not you already know it or not–your enterprise might be within the cloud. It’ll be as much as you to ensure that apps, knowledge, and providers can transfer seamlessly between your native knowledge facilities and whichever cloud supplier(s) your organization is utilizing. Appears like a reasonably large job, however don’t fear: We’re right here to assist. Learn on for an summary of studying and certification provides constructed to information you in your cloud connectivity journey—no matter Large-Space Community (WAN) know-how or cloud supplier. We’ve been the chief in connectivity for many years, and the cloud isn’t any totally different for us.
Serving to join you to the clouds
As a part of the Cisco Licensed Community Skilled (CCNP) Enterprise certification, we’ve launched the brand new ENCC focus examination, which focuses on Designing and Implementing Cloud Connectivity. You’ll be able to have a look at the blueprint, but it surely’s a fairly complete examination, specializing in design, a number of varieties of implementations (IP Safety [IPSec] and Software program-Outlined WAN [SDWAN]), and troubleshooting of those implementations.
Should you’re unfamiliar with cloud networking ideas typically, you may get began with cloud networking and connectivity tutorials (created by us, your technical advocates). They’re accessible on Cisco U. at the moment, at no cost and for everybody.
Should you’re already cloud-aware and need to leap into connecting them utilizing cloud-native sources, we’ve bought tutorials for instantiating IPsec VPNs between a Cisco router and AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Should you’d like one thing a bit extra complete, we’re releasing a full ENCC Studying Path protecting your entire certification blueprint. The primary observe of this studying path is stay now for these with a Cisco U. subscription, with the remainder following briefly order over the approaching weeks.
Designing and Implementing Cloud Connectivity | ENCC | Observe 1
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Moreover, there are a number of Snack Minute sources if you happen to desire your studying in video format relatively than written phrases. In Episode 113, Patrick Gargano teases the thought course of behind the Multicloud Specialist certifications, in addition to evaluations the blueprint and examination subjects which are included within the ENCC Certification. Lastly, he teases a number of the sources accessible on Cisco U.
In Episode 121, I dive deep into the Azure cloud management panel and the required steps to create an IPSec-based Digital Personal Community (VPN) between an on-prem router and native cloud VPN constructs.
Should you couldn’t inform–we’re enthusiastic about this new certification and need to see you achieve your certification journey!
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Enhancing our personal cloud
Having a unified platform for a wide range of totally different studying elements (tutorials, programs, and studying paths) is nice. However like with any funding, particularly on the enterprise stage, having the ability to observe customers, licenses, begin and finish dates, and license consumption, is necessary. Due to this, we’ve added an “Admin portal” inside Cisco U. to make sure that buyer directors are offered an in-platform expertise to handle learner accounts. This manner, you might be certain the suitable learners are enabled to their coronary heart’s content material!
Creating attractive cloud provides
Lastly, rumor has it that we’ll offer a particular Cisco U. Black Friday deal (November 20–24, 2023). The draw back is that these dates are a couple of weeks away. Nevertheless, the upside is that they are a couple of weeks away; supplying you with an opportunity to discover all that Cisco U. has to supply (if you happen to haven’t already).
Dive into the tutorials, discover the accessible programs and Studying Paths, and see simply how a lot there may be so that you can be taught. I’m certain that you just’ll be setting your alarm for very first thing on the 20th to just remember to don’t miss out.
I do know I wrote a number of phrases. The TL;DR of all of it is: Utilizing the facility of Cisco and our new studying platform, the cloud has by no means regarded…brighter? (Properly, possibly that doesn’t work since clouds normally block the solar–however you already know what I imply.)
As at all times, if this wasn’t sufficient data, click on the video under to get a whole recap of every thing new in Cisco U., and take a look at the Cisco Studying Community for some cloudy discussions about all of it afterward. I imply—properly… the discussions aren’t cloudy—they’re fairly clear and straightforward to know, really. I’ve actually carried this joke too far, haven’t I?
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